Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint (1954-1962)

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a range of automobiles manufacturer Alfa Romeo, which was manufactured by the beginning of 1954 until the end of 1964.


The Giulietta was the first designed for large-scale model of Alfa Romeo equal and a great success. Had during the Alfa Romeo in 1900, with the Alfa Romeo converted to the production in assembly lines, was located in a class of vehicle, the compact Giulietta were affordable for large segments of the population.

It did not leave the Giulietta lack of technical sophistication. Not only the cylinder head, but also the engine block was cast from a lightweight, good heat dissipating aluminum alloy. Two overhead camshafts made ​​the engines very happy speed. His time was the pure racing technology. Other major manufacturer offered for decades to engines with a camshaft in the cylinder, bumpers and hulls made of cast iron. From its German owners, the Giulietta was often affectionately called " Julie ".

Body versions

The Giulietta was produced in several body variants:

Early 1954 was first introduced, designed by Felice Boano and built by Bertone coupe Giulietta Sprint to the public.

In the spring of 1955, the Giulietta Spider Convertible, built by Pininfarina followed. At the same time, the four-door sedan Giulietta Berlina came on the market, the Portello and Arese later was produced at Alfa Romeo in the works.

Under the name of a five-door station wagon promiscua by the company Milanese Carrozzeria Colli was prepared from mid- 1957 in very small quantities.

In addition, a special model with aluminum body by Zagato was offered by the spring of 1958 until the end of 1961. The Giulietta Sprint Zagato (nicknamed " buns ") with a power to weight ratio of only 8.5 kg / hp at full refueling has been used very successfully in motor sport. At the same time, the sporty and luxurious Giulietta Sprint Speciale appeared with her in the style of bat designed by Franco Scaglione models bodywork by Bertone.

From autumn 1958, the Giulietta Sprint and Spider were delivered with lush chrome grille and larger tail lights. At the same time the type number of 750 in 101 has been changed.

As of June 1962, the Giulietta has been gradually replaced by the Giulia. The first Giulia coupe, however, was nothing more than a Giulietta with the larger engine the sedan. The convertible was additionally provided with an air scoop on the hood and extended.

The Giulietta sedan Alfa Romeo offered on until the end of 1964.

Production figures:

  • Giulietta Sprint Sprint Veloce ( 1954-1962 ): 27 142
  • Giulietta Spider Veloce Spider ( 1955-1962 ): 17 096
  • Giulietta Berlina Berlina ti ( 1955-1964 ): 39,057 92,718 = 131,775
  • Giulietta promiscua (1957-1962): 91
  • Giulietta Sprint Zagato (1958-1961) 1366
  • Giulietta Sprint Speciale (1958-1961): 200

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider (1955-1962)

Alfa Romeo Giulietta promiscua (1957-1962)

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato (1958-1961)

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale (1958-1961)


The engine of the Giulietta decreed ³ over a displacement of 1290 cm. The motor powers were different depending on the model and level of development. Berlina 50-74 hp, sprint from 65 to 90 hp, Spider 80 to 90 hp and SZ / SS 100 hp. The stronger versions received at the Berlina the suffix " ti" ( " Turismo Internazionale " for ) and at Sprint or Spider adding " Veloce " ( "fast "). All models possessed a distinctive exhaust note.

The top speeds were at Sprint and Spider Veloce at 165 and with engine at 180 km / h For these reasons the Giulietta be counted then to the sports cars on the road. This niche market was not recognized until the mid 1960s by BMW as a recipe for success and later adopted by other carmakers.